Release Date Announced For Final Fantasy 8 Remastered

Feb 21, 2018
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We now know when Final Fantasy 8 will at last join its PS-1 era colleagues as a high-definition re-released product on modern devices! And it happens in two weeks: September 3.

We not only know the release date, but the specific special features. There were questions about how cheats like invincibility would work, given that FF is wired so that increasing your level actually increases the level of the monsters around you (key to victory: junctioning). They must have found a way, because the enhancements offered here are similar to the other releases:
  • Battle Assist: The ability to always have maxed out HP and ATB, and trigger Limit Breaks at any time.
  • No Encounters: An enemy encounter option that allows players to enjoy the storyline uninterrupted. While enemy encounters are turned off, players can still enjoy the story event battles.
  • 3x Speed Boost: Play through the game with three times the speed.
  • The STEAM version will also receive additional functions, including All Items (possess all items except for a few certain items), All Abilities, GF Max Level, Max Gil, Max Magic, All Limit Breaks, and All Cards (possess max number of Triple Triad Cards except for Rare Cards).
Aw....where's the fun in having all the cards?

Final Fantasy 8 Remastered has its eyes on Playstation 4, Nintendo Switch, XBox One and Steam September 3. Square's full press release lies below.

LOS ANGELES (Aug. 20, 2019) – SQUARE ENIX® today announced that fan favorite role-playing game, FINAL FANTASY® VIII Remastered, will make its digital debut on September 3, 2019 for the Nintendo Switch™ system, the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, the Xbox One family of devices, and STEAM®.

To watch the “Official Release Date Reveal Trailer”, visit: .

FINAL FANTASY VIII Remastered celebrates its 20th anniversary by bringing the cherished RPG to modern platforms, featuring newly rendered visuals that bring the game’s beloved characters to life like never before. Players step into the shoes of SeeD recruit Squall Leonhart and resistance fighter Rinoa Heartilly as they work together to save the world from the military nation of Galbadia.

The remastered version includes the following boosts to enhance the experience:
  • Battle Assist: The ability to always have maxed out HP and ATB, and trigger Limit Breaks at any time.
  • No Encounters: An enemy encounter option that allows players to enjoy the storyline uninterrupted. While enemy encounters are turned off, players can still enjoy the story event battles.
  • 3x Speed Boost: Play through the game with three times the speed.
  • The STEAM version will also receive additional functions, including All Items (possess all items except for a few certain items), All Abilities, GF Max Level, Max Gil, Max Magic, All Limit Breaks, and All Cards (possess max number of Triple Triad Cards except for Rare Cards).

To pre-order the game for the PlayStation®4 system, Xbox One family of devices and PC (STEAM), visit: FINAL FANTASY VIII Remastered.

Pre-orders for the PlayStation®4 system will include a commemorative PlayStation®4 Theme, while pre-purchases on STEAM will include exclusive wallpapers featuring Squall Leonhart and Rinoa Heartilly.

The title is rated T (Teen). Please visit the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) website at Home - ESRB Ratings for more information about ratings. For more information, visit: FINAL FANTASY VIII Remastered.
 

bembi

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The remaster looks amazing! They created new cutscenes for this game like its a remake. Sadly they didnt add voice acting. I wish they added voice acting on the remaster.
 
Dec 13, 2017
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I think we may have to wait for 20 years before this game gets a remake so a remaster is the best option for us fans of FF8.
 

Bartz_FFV

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The soundtrack of this game is such a classic they were never remixed for the remaster trailer!

Here is a graphics comparison between original and remaster. The remaster managed to make a ps1 game look like a ps2 game. I think most of the 3d games don't need remakes, a simple remaster can do the magic.
 

Freeda

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So they made Rinoa skinnier and made her chest flatter? I love the improvement of hair textures on the remaster. I wish their mouths are moving while they are talking but I guest its extra work for them.
 
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